Rocky River Rainbow Yard Decorating

9 Materials
$25
3 Hours
Easy

I got this idea from a school that involved their students in making a colorful rainbow rocky river. I knew it would give my own yard a beautiful burst of color and wanted to do something similar.

Lay out your landscaping fabric and stake down the roll of edging with the waviness of a river.

We staked ours out along some logs and fencing. This part of the process took maybe 30 minutes max.

We gathered up all our old cans of spray paints. Anything in bright colors was okay for mine! But certainly go with the colors you want. A variety of blues would be amazing!


Some bigger rocks we gathered up free but we needed more so bought a few bags of river rock. We did wash ours to be sure the paint would stick well.


I used leftever tins to paint in but boxes work as well. Once you spray the rocks, let them dry then flip them over or at least get their sides that might show. The painting is what took the most time. My granddaughter helped with the spray painting- she's a great help!

We mixed our colors up to get a rainbow effect. Pretty, right?


Last you'll trim off the edge of the landscaping fabric from the edges to better define the wavy river look. Or you could add mulch or plants along the edge.

We added some bags of "glow in the dark" rocks from Amazon but our area is rather shady. Perhaps if used in a sunnier location they'd glow brighter. If you try that let me know how it works for you.

Our gnomes really enjoy their Rainbow River- it's magical!

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  • Pj Pj on Jun 23, 2021

    Why are the sides so high? and is there suppose to be water in it to?


  • Con49550443 Con49550443 on Jun 28, 2021

    Where is the video?


  • Tit50311793 Tit50311793 on Jul 16, 2021

    Ilove the Idea. But what happen when it rains. Did the paint will wash Out? What kind of paint it will work better?

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